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English definition of “growl”

growl

verb [I]    /ɡrɑʊl/
to make a low , rough sound , usually in anger : The dog growled at her. If your stomach growls, it is making a low , continuous noise because you are hungry . growl    /ɡrɑʊl/ noun [C] I heard a growl outside our tent , and prayed that whatever was out there would go away.
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